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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the Week ending July 29, 2010


(EDITOR'S NOTE: Anchor scripts are provided for transcript reference to stories covered on Maui TV News. Scripts may contain abbreviations, codes and characters that are for internal production purposes only. Maui TV News apologizes for any misspellings.


(headlines - vo)

J: INFORMATION INTERRUPTION. A SEVERED CABLE DEEP UNDERWATER IN THE MOLOKA'I CHANNEL LEFT THE SOUTHERN NEIGHBOR ISLANDS OFF-LINE AND OFF THE AIR THIS WEEK - POINTING OUT HOW MUCH WE ALL DEPEND ON THE INTERNET. AND THIS WEEK WE FOCUS ON A BATCH OF CULTURAL AND TRADITIONAL EVENTS THAT MAKE OUR ISLAND COMMUNITY SO SPECIAL.

(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE SOME OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS - PLUS WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO AND INTO THE WATER FOR THE SAVEMAKENA-DOT-ORG SKIMBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP. IN SPORTS, HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB CELEBRATED A HALF CENTURY WITH ANOTHER COUNTY SHAMPIONSHIP AND IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES BROWN GETS DAZZLED BY THE DEATH-DEFYING AERIALS OF CIRQUE POLYNESIA.

ALL THAT PLUS COMING ATTRACTIONS AND A WHOLE LOT MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(intro-FF)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE. AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO MAUI TV NEWS - MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST. I'M JEFF KING. WE'VE BECOME SO ACCUSTOMED TO CERTAIN LUXURIES AND TOOLS IN OUR LIVES LIKE INDOOR PLUMBING, OUR CARS AND THE INTERNET. SO, WHEN ONE OF THOSE IS PLUCKED FROM AVAILABILITY - IT'S AMAZING HOW HAYWIRE YOUR LIFE CAN GET.

(TAKE INTERNET PKG) WE'RE SO USED TO SUPERFAST CONNECTIONS, INSTANT PLAYBACK AND GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY THAT WHEN THIS HAPPENS - YOU SOMEHOW FEEL INSTANTLY ISOLATED.

FOR REASONS NOT YET DISCLOSED, INTERNET CUSTOMERS ACROSS HAWAII WHO USE OCEANIC TIME WARNER CABLEVISION FOR THE INTERNET AND DIGITAL PHONE - ARE STILL GETTING SLOW CONNECTIONS - AND MAY BE FOR SOME TIME.

THE CABLE, DOWN SOME 3,000 FEET BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE SEA SOUTH OF LANA'I, WAS CUT SOMEHOW SHORTLY AFTER 1:30 A.M. TUESDAY. THIS ISN'T THE ACTUAL CABLE, BUT THIS IS HOW ITLOOKS DOWN THERE AND, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S NOT JUST A SKINNY WIRE, BUT A CONGLOMERATION OF WIRES AND FILAMENTS THAT TRANSMIT DATA THROUGH PULSES OF LIGHT. THE TECHNOLOGY IS MIND-BOGGLING, BUT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING IF IT DOESN'T WORK.

SCRAMBLING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, MOST OCEANIC CUSTOMERS WERE BACK IN SERVICE BY LATE TUESDAY - USING A COMIBINATION OF REDUNDANT SYSTEMS THAT ROUTE YOUR WEB BROWSING ACROSS THE PACIFIC TO LOS ANGELES AND BACK - AND SHARING SOME OF THE SPACE IN THE BRAND NEW FIBER OPTIC CABLE BEING LAID STATEWIDE BY SANDWICH ISLAND COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS.

ALSO AFFECTED BY THE OUTAGE WERE THE TV SIGNALS HONOLULU STATIONS SEND TO HALEAKALA FOR BROADCAST FROM DIGITAL TRANSMITTERS. THAT SITUATION ISN'T COMPLETELY RESOLVED YET EITHER. AS OF THURSDAY EVENING, ALL SYSTEMS ARE REPORTED AS OPERABLE - BUT SLOW - WITH NO ESTIMATE ON WHEN THAT MEEP-MEEP SPEED WILL RETURN.

(ON-CAM TAG) OCEANIC TIME WARNER CABLEVISION SAYS THEY WILL CREDIT CUSTOMERS FOR THE LOST TIME - BUT THERE'S NO WAY TO TALLY THE VOLUME AND VALUE OF LOST E-COMMERCE AND ONLINE CORRRESPONDENCE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTACT CABLEVISION TO BE SURE YOU GET A CREDIT, JUST GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(HALEAKALA SLOAR)(PiP-SOLAR PANEL)

J: AND WHILE WE'RE ON THE TOPIC OF DEPENDENCE, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF FACT THAT WHEN YOU FLIP THE SWITCH THE LIGHTS WILL GO ON, RIGHT? AND WHEN YOU TURN THE TAP, THE WATER WILL BE HOT. MAKING THAT HAPPEN - DEPENDABLY - IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SEEMS, BUT NOW IT'S INFINITELY MORE ECO-FRIENDLY AND, PERHAPS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY FAR LESS EXPENSIVE FOR YOU AND ME.

(TAKE HALEAKALA SOLAR PKG) HALEAKALA - THE HOUSE OF THE SUN - THE INSPIRATION FOR COUNTLESS TALES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS - AND THE INSPIRATION FOR A BUSINESS THAT WAS DECADES AHEAD OF ITS TIME.

Jim Whitcomb, Founder,Haleakala Solar

JW01: "In 1977 when we started people would ask us what we do and we said 'solar energy,'and then I'd have to explain to them what that meant. For a long time most people didn't really even get it. Probably after the early 1980s after the Iranian hostage crisis when there was the first American response toward solar we finally had poeople that understood what solar was , but for the first five years, people didn't even know what I was doing."

WHITCOMB WAS SOMETHING OF A VISIONARY BACK IN THE DAYS OF BELL BOTTOMS AND DISCO - FACING FUTURE AND SEEING WHERE THINGS WERE HEADED.

JW02: "I was an environmentalist in college. When I first started this business I didn't even think about making money - I just wanted to save the planet. I was so afraid in 1977 that we were ruining th planet that I decided I better do something about it. And its only taken about 33 years for other people to figure out that we really should be doing something about this."

ROOFTOP HOT WATER PANELS ARE PRETTY MUCH A FIXTURE ON MOST HOMES ON MAUI AND MORE - AND LARGER - PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS THAT PRODUCE ENERGY FROM THE SUN ARE SUDDENLY HIP. WHITCOMB HAS A VERY CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE ON WHY THAT MIGHT BE HAPPENING.

jw03: "We tend to forget that we're going to the ends of the earth now just to find oil so that we can keep consuming it. All of the 'easy oil' is gone. Or, the 'easy oil' is in unfriendly hands , so as a Country if we don't start to do something about it now - and I might add that I thought this way back in 1977 - what are we going to leave for our grandchildren? A standing army that has to be stationed all over the world to protect our energy interests? Or, we could all go out there and create five to 10 million jobs in the United States - people building solar panels, and wind machines and wave energy machines and energy conservation devices. There's an amazing amount of energy conservation products coming out and we, as a country have the opportunity. This is the greatest opportunity of the 21st century right now and if we don't embrace it, somebody like China, Germany or Japan is going to beat us to the punch."

WHITCOMB'S HALEAKALA SOLAR BARELY MADE A PROFIT FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS BUT, HE SAYS, THE PRINCIPAL WAS SOUND. HE CALCULATES THAT SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEMS INSTALLED BY HIS COMPANY SINCE 1977 HAVE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF 62,000 BARRELS OF OIL NOT BEING BURNED FOR ELECTRICITY TO RUN WATER HEATERS EACH YEAR. IT'S ONLY BEEN IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AS THE TREND IS CATCHING ON THAT HIS - AND OTHER SOLAR COMPANIES - ARE SEEING A PROFIT.

THE OWNER OF THIS KAHULUI HOME CONTACTED FOUR SOLAR COMPANIES WHO ALL SENT ESTIMATORS OUT. HE CHOSE HALEAKALA SOLAR AND HE RAN DOWN THE THREE TOP REASONS WHY HE'S DOING THIS.

Trent Sera, Homeowner

TS01: "Lowers the electric bill. That would probably be number one. The environment - second - good for the environment. and the value of the house - I guess that's extra - like the frosting - the icing on the cake."

STILL, LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO GO WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC - OR PV - BECAUSE A NEWER, CHEAPER TECHNOLOGY MIGHT COME OUT RIGHT AFTER THEIR SYSTEM IS INSTALLED. WHITCOMB PUTS THAT INTO PERSPECTIVE, TOO, IN TERMS OF THE BEST TIME TO GO SOLAR.

JW04: " It's not going to come down a whole lot more from here. We've seen the big drop. And, as you wait to get solar, what happens is that you are not saving on your bill. Now, if the cost of energy goes up another 20 percent from here - which is predicted over the next 12 months due to the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative - then by the time you do get around to buying it, it may have just delayed your payback. In other words, you may not have saved as much on what the price discount was, on what you would have had - had you installed it an been enjoying the savings."

WHITCOMB ACKNOWLEDGES THE CHALLENGES FACING MAUI ELECTRIC - AND ALL OF US - AS MORE AND MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS COME ONLINE. STILL, HIS VISION IS AN ISLAND AT LEAST 70 PERCENT ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENT WITHIN 20 YEARS.

THIS REPORT IS NOT A COMMERCIAL FOR HALEAKALA SOLAR. THEY'RE ONE OF SEVEREAL COMPANIES DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB OF HELPING MAUI RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES GO SOLAR. BUT WHITCOMB DID LEAVE US WITH SOME PARTING WORDS OF WISDOM WHEN CHOOSING FROM AMONG THOSE CONTRACTORS.

JW05-NU: " Just make sure that when you work with a solar contractor that they know what they're doing. Because our company provides a lot of service. We have a full-time service department and we are fixing other guys' - other companies' - solar hot water systems and solar PV systems on a regular basis and I kinda' distresses me that everybody and his brother is jumping into this and yet, this is not as easy as a caveman can do it. There is a lot to this and if you don't know what you're doing you wind up buying a solar system that doesn't do what it's supposed to do and therefore the investment isn't good. And why do I care about that? Well, every customer that goes out there and gets a solar system and is told he's going to save $100 bucks a month and he only saves 50 - there's one more guy that doesn't believe in solar, and I don't like that."

THE DEMI-GOD MAUI LASHED THE SUN TO KEEP IT ABOVE US LONGER. IT'S ONLY FITTING TO HONOR MAUI BY RECOGNIZING THE WISDOM IN HIS MIGHTY EFFORT.

(ON-CAM TAG) IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR, INCLUDING TAX CREDITS AND POTENTIAL SAVINGS, JUST FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

(LATE TRASH)(PiP-AUTOMATED TRASH TRUCK)

J: SOMETHING ELSE WE DEPEND ON A LOT IS THAT THE OPALA PICKERS SHOW UP ON TIME AND THAT OUR GARBAGE MAGICALLY DISAPPEARS. OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, STAFF SHORTAGES HAVE DELAYED PICKUPS IN CENTRAL, SOUTH AND UPCOUNTRY MAUI. NOW THAT THAT'S ALL CAUGHT UP, THE COUNTY POINTS OUT THAT REFUSE ACCOUNTS THAT AREN'T PAID IN FULL BY NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH, WILL BE CLOSED - AND IT COST 30 DOLLARS TO REACTIVATE THEM. THE SEMI-ANNUAL BILL OF 108 DOLLARS IS NOW DUE FOR JULY THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR. AND AS OF THE END OF LAST WEEK - SOME 4,000 ACCOUNTS WERE PAST DUE.

(A-TOSS-B)

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, TIMELESS CULTURE FROM THE FAR EAST, 21ST CENTURY OCEANSPORTS TECHNOLOGY MAKES GREAT FUN AT ONELOA, AND PRECIOUS LITTLE FEET GRACE THE STAGE FOR THE KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL IN LAHAINA. WE'VE GOT THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(B-BLOCK)

(MAKENA SKIM)(PiP-ANGIE SKIMBOARD)

J: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THERE'S A SKIMBOARDING AND BODYBOARDING CONTEST PLANNED FOR ONELOA AND THERE ARE NO WAVES? YOU REALIZE THE REASON YOU'RE REALLY THERE AND THAT MAY MAKE IT EVEN MORE FUN THAN EVER.

(TAKE SKIMBOARD PKG) LAST SATURDAY, ONELOA AT MAKENA STATE PARK - THE PLACE TOURIST GUIDES CALL "BIG BEACH" WAS PACKED. THE THIRD ANNUAL SAVE MAKENA DOT ORG SKIMBOARD AND BODYBOARD CONTEST DREW ABOUT 60 COMPETITORS. THE WAVES WERE, AS THEY CALL 'EM, ANKLE-LAPPERS, BUT THE CROWD WASN'T HERE TO SEE EPIC ATHLETIC EFFORT BORDERING ON OLYMPIC QUALIFYING. MOST GATHERED BECAUSE THIS IS A GREAT GATHERING PLACE. AND THE ANNUAL COMPETITION ISN'T A FUND RAISER AS MUCH AS IT IS A FUN-RAISER THAT EVENT ORGANIZER - AND LIFELONG ONELOA SKIMBOARDER - ANGIE ANGIE HOFMANN SAYS SHOULD BE POSSIBLE FOREVER.

Angie Hofmann, Event Organizer

AH01: "This isn't so much about making money. We're just kinda;' making our money back. But it's more about awareness-raising and community building and just keeping the vibe alive - letting people know that there's a lot of people that love this place. Oneloa - Big beach - is really special to us."

THERE WERE GOODIES BAGS FOR ALL 60 COMPETITORS, AND THERE WAS INFORMATION FOR ANYONE WHO WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THIS PRISTINE BEACH COULD HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED INTO - AND, SO FAR, HASN'T - DUE IN LARGE PART TO THE FFORTS OF THIS GROUP. AND NOT ONLY IS ANGIE A COMPETITOR IN THIS EVENT - BUT ALSO TOOK TIME OUT TO SERVE AS OUR IN-THE-WATER VIDEOGRAPHER, CAPTURING ANGLES OF THIS EVENT THAT SHOW IT'S NOT QUITE AS EASY AS IT MIGHT LOOK. BUT IT IS AS MUCH FUN AS IT LOOKS.

BASICALLY, THIS WAS JUST FOR FUN. FUN IN PERPETUITY. SATURDAY AT THE BEACH. A SATURDAY - OR ANY DAY - THAT SHOULD BE OPEN TO EVERYONE FOREVER.


(ON-CAM-TAG) TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT SAVEMAKENA-DOT-ORG SKIMBOARD CONTEST IS GOING TO BE AND HOW TO ENTER - OR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAVEMAKENA DOT ORG MOVEMENT, JUST GO TO MAUITVNEWS DOT COIM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(BON DANCE-ELLIOTT)

J: HIS FATHER IS A RENOWNED PAINTER IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI, BUT ELLIOTT COST GREW UP NOT IN THE SHADOWS OF AN UPCOUNTRY SCENE - BUT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. AFTER RECENTLY BRINGING HOME THE SILVER MEDAL IN A NATIONAL WRITERS AND ARTISTS COMPETITION, WE PUT HIM BACK TO WORK. HIS ASSIGNMENT - CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF THE OBON EXPERIENCE IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI. HERE'S HIS REPORT.

(TAKE ELLIOTT PKG)

(ON-CAM TAG) MAUI TV NEWS IS PROUD TO COUNT ELLIOTT AMONG OUR CONTRIBUTING VIDEOGRAPHERS AND REPORTERS OVER THE YEARS. AND WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH AN INTERN FROM KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI. LOOK FOR KA'IO TUBERA'S REPORT COMING SOON ON MAUI TV NEWS.

(KBH - kaililaau)

J: ANOTHER STORY STEEPED IN CULTURAL MEANING WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING HAS BEEN THE MAKAHIKI PROJECT AT KA'ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL. THIS WEEK - AND MAJOR CHAPTER IN THAT STORY WAS WRITTEN.

THE CIRCLE IS COMPLETE. THE LIFE OF A YOUNG BOY - CUT TRAGICALLY SHORT IN AN ACCIDENT - RESULTS IN A HO'OKUPU, OR GIFT THAT WILL BE CHERISHED FOR GENERATIONS. LAST SATURDAY THE FAMILY OF KAILILA'AU LINDSEY GATHERED BY THE CANOE NAMED FOR HIM AT THE KA'ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL.

Leimaile Lindsey, Mother

LL01: "It's been seven years and it's time to let him go. We're so happy to be here because we've waited so long and now he's going to take his journey."

THIS CHAPTER OF THE STORY GOES BACK TO LAST FALL WHEN THE HOTEL SOUGHT A TREE FROM WHICH A CANOE COULD BE SHAPED BY THE ENTIRE STAFF AS A MAKAHIKI TASK. THE TREE THEY FOUND WAS ON THE PROPERTY OF THE LINDSEY FAMILY IN HONOKOKAHU VALLEY. WITH THEIR BLESSING THE 100 FOOT ALBICIA CAME DOWN. THE FAMILY HAD ONE REQUEST - THAT THE CANOE TO BE FASHIONED FROM THIS LOG BE NAMED FOR THEIR LATE SON. ACTUALLY IT WAS KA'ILIILA'AU - WHOSE NAME LITERALLY MEANS THE SKIN OF THE TREE - WHO ASKED THAT A CANOE BE MADE FROM THAT TREE.

Kimo Lindsey, Father

kl01: He asked for the tree to be built into a canoe and I never have the skill to do it, so the mom said 'save the tree, somee day somebody gonna come.' "

ALL WINTER LONG THE ENTIRE STAFF OF THE HOTEL - UNDER THE TUTELEDGE OF MASTER CARVERS AND VOYAGERS BUILT AND LAUNCHED THE 32 FOOT SAILING CANOE ON MARCH 9th OF THIS YEAR. LAST SATURDAY THE VOYAGE WAS EVEN MORE SPECIAL THAN THAT FIRST ONE.

Pono Lindsey, Brother

PL01: "We're just really glad that - when we spread his ashes - that the canoe is made for him in his honor. The thing is going to last through the years and his memory is going to live on so it's going to be a very special day for us and we're very happy to set him free."

LL02: There isn't one day that we don't think about him. We miss him but he's always here with us in spirit and he'll always ber with us here in our hearts."

WITH THAT WA'A KAILILA'AU - THE CANOE OF THE SKIN OF THE TREE - TOOK ITS NAMESAKE TO THE OCEAN HE LOVED, AND GAVE A PRECIOUS FAMILY CLOSURE.

(KEIKI HULA) (PiP-PRECIOUS FACES)

J: IT'S THE ESSENCE OF CUTE. THE HEIGHT OF PRECIOUS AND AS HAWAIIAN AS IT GETS.

(VO) THE 12TH ANNUAL KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL CHARMED HUNDREDS LAST WEEKEND AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. DANCERS RANGING FROM THE YOUNG TO THE VERY YOUNG TOOK CENTER STAGE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WHILE CRAFTERS PLIED THEIR WARES TO CUSTOMERS BETWEEN PERFORMANCES.

(ON-CAM TAG) A LITTLE LAYTER ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL FEATURE MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL.


(B-TOSS-C)

J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOR EXACTLY A HALF-CENTURY. AND FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THEIR EXISTENCE, HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB HAS BEEN AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE. WE'VE GOT DETAILS OF THE SEASON-CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA UP NEXT IN SPORTS. AND IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES BROW GETS DAZZLED BY THE REALLY IMPRESSIVE BALANCE AND DEXTERITY OF CIRQUE POLYNESIA. ALL THAT WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.

(C-BLOCK)

J: CHECKING SPORTS, HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB IS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF EXISTENCE AND CELEBRATING WITH A HO'OLAULE'A THIS WEEKEND. FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN KAHULUI HARBOR IN 1960, THE CREWS IN THE BLUE CANOES HAVE BUILT A DYNASTY THAT HAS BEEN UNSTOPPABLE FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THEIR HISTORY. LAST WEEKEND THEY WRAPPED UP THEIR 26TH CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE MAUI COUNTY HAWAIIAN CANOE ASSOCIATION IN STYLE. THEY DIDN'T CRACK 1,000 POINTS THIS YEAR - BURT THAT'S OK, AND THAT'S TESTIMONY TO THE FACT THAT OTHER MAUI CLUBS ARE GETTING BETTER.

(FF-CG-VO) HCC TOOK FIRST WITH A SEASON HIGH 141 POINTS IN THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA SATURDAY AT KAHULUI JARBOR. LAU'ULA O KAI CAME IN SECOND WITH 80- POINTS AND KIHEI CANOE CLUB RACKED UP 74 POINTS FOR THIRD.

FOR THE SEASON, HAWAIIAN TOTALLED 884 POINTS. KIHEI TOTALLED A VERY RESPECTBALE 549 POINTS FOR SECOND SPOT AND LAU'ULA O KAI WAS NIPPING AT THEIR HEELS WITH 537 POINTS. NAPILI AND KAHANA ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE.

UP NEXT IS THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA IN TWO WEEKS AT KE'EHI LAGOON ON O'AHU AND HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB WILL BE FAVORED TO TAKE THE TOP SPOT AGAIN.

(CURTAIN CALL)(PiP - PJB)

J: CIRQUE POLYNESIA HAS MOVED OUT OF THE BALLROOM AND UNDER THE STARS AT A BRAND NEW VENUE AT THE HYATT REGENCY IN KAANAPALI. PAUL JANES-BROWN WENT OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS UP AT THE HIGH FLYING SHOW.

PJB: THE NEW VENUE IN KAANAPALI IS A PERFECT PLACE FOR THIS FANTASTIC CIRQUE. PRODUCER TUFFY NICHOLAS, WHO GREW UP IN THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. HIS FATHER IS COUNT NICHOLAS THE RINGMASTER AND HIS MOTHER IS THE BEAR TRAINER, KNOWS WHAT PEOPLE LIKE AND GIVES IT TO THEM EVERY MOMENT.

NICHOLAS HAS THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING IN THIS MULTI-MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA. A SPECTAULAR LOCATION, THE KAANAPALI MOON SEEMS TO BE ANOTHER SPOTLIGHT IN THE SHOW, WORLD CLASS PERFORMERS INCLUDING A MOTHER DAUGHTER DUO, REPRESENTING THE 7TH GENERATION OF THE FLYING WALLENDA’S, THE MOST FAMOUS HIGH WIRE ACT IN HISTORY. RIETTA WALLENDA, THE GRANDAUGHTER OF THE ACT’S PATRIARCH THE LATE GREAT KARL WALLENDA, WAS THE 7TH PERSON IN THEIR MOST FAMOUS ACT, THE 7 PERSON PYRAMID. SHE WAS THE ONE WHO STOOD ON THE CHAIR. HER DAUGHTER LYRIC HAS JOINED HER.

ANOTHER CIRCUS FAMILY IS ALSO FEATURED. THE ARESTOV’S FROM RUSSIA. THERE’S ALEXANDER, HE’S THE ASSISTANT PRODUCER, HIS WIFE ELENA WHO PERFORMS THE QUICKEST QUICK CHANGES YOU WILL NEVER SEE. FINALLY THEIR TWO SONS. IVAN IS A UNICYLIST AND HE PERFORMS ON THE WHEEL.

HE GETS A CIRCLE OF THESE WHEELS WITH PEDELS GOING AND WAITS FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT AND LEAPS ON THE WHEEL LANDING ON THE PEDELS AND CONTROLLING THE WHEEL LIKE A UNICYCLE.

HIS BROTHER, SIMON, DRESSED IN BOARD SHORTS, PERFORMS ON THE TEETER BOARD. I KNOW YOUR SAYING HO HUM I’VE SEEN THE TEETER BOARD. TRUST ME YOU HAVEN’T SEE WHAT HE DOES ON ONE. I GUARANTEE THAT!

THE LIVE AND RECORDED ORIGINAL MUSIC, WHICH BLENDS PERFECTLY WITH THE SHOW’S STYLE WAS COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY MULTI INSTRUMENTALISTS DANIEL CRUCES AND DIANE SALONGA RUBIO. YOU HAVEN’T LIVED UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN TAHITIAN DANCING PERFORMED TO HEAVY METAL.

PILI THE WARRIOR OF UH FOOTBALL FAME OPENS THE SHOW WITH SOME TOURIST ORIENTED AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION AND HE IS VERY GOOD AT IMPROVISING WITH THE CHOSEN VICTIMS.

ONE WOMAN TWIRLS SO MANY HULA HOOPS IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS INSIDE A SLINKY. THE EVENING IS FILLED WITH OUTSTANDING GYMNASTICS PERFORMANCES.

BUT THE WALLENDAS, WHOSE PARTIARCH SAID “YOU DON’T BELONG UP THERE IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF TO PERFORM WITHOUT A NET,” HAD THE AUDIENCE GAPING INTO THE AIR AND GASPING WITH ASTONISMENT AT WHAT THEY WERE SEEING. LYRIC HANGS 48 FEET IN THE AIR BY HER ANKLE WHILE SHE HOLDS A SLING WHICH HER MOTHER PUTS BEHIND HER NECK AND SPINS SO FAST THAT SHE BECOMES PARALLEL TO THE STAGE FLOOR. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THAT MOTHER DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP IS LIKE.

THEIR HIGH WIRE ACT IS EQUALLY THRILLING ESPECIALLY SINCE RIETTE PERFORMS HER FAMOUS STANDING ON THE CHAIR ROUTINE. THIS TIME SANS THE OTHER SIX. MY ONE CONCERN ARE THE WINDS OUTSIDE

THERE’S NOT A BAD SEAT IN THE HOUSE, BUT THE KAHUNA CABANA IS A SPECIAL RAISED AREA, WITH PADDED CHAIRS IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE ON STAGE LEVEL WHICH HAS AN OPEN BAR THAT GOES WITH IT. UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE WITH AN ADULT PREMIUM LEVEL TICKET PURCHASE. THERE ARE OTHER SPECIALS, INCLUDING DINNER SPECIALS. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO MAUI TV NEWS.COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK. I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN A HUI HOU, AND GO SEE LIVE THEATER. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS – UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES

(D-Block)

(PiP-COMING ATTRACTIONS)

J: WELCOME BACK TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. AS MENTIONED EARLIER IN THIS NEWSCAST - WE AT MAUI TV NEWS WERE AMONG THOSE STILL WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS - INCLUDING EMAIL - THROUGH OUR NEWS DEADLINE, SO OUR LIST OF COMING ATTRACTIONS IS SHORT BUT, THERE ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS WE WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT TO TAKE IN "THE WEDDING SINGER" AT THE IAO THEATER. THE WEDDING SINGER PLAYS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7-30 AND THEIR FINAL SUNDAY MATINEE AT THREE P.M. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS AND FOR 40 DOLLARS, YOU GET RESERVED SEATING RIGHT UP FRONT AND HALF OF YOUR TICKET PRICE WILL GO TOWARD THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE IAO THEATER.

THIS WEEKEND HAWAIIAN CANOE CLUB CELEBRATES THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY. IT STARTS WITH A 5 P.M. FRIDAY BLESSING OF THEIR TRADIONATL HALE AT HOALOHA PARK ALONG KAHULUI HARBOR. THE HALE WILL SERVE AS A PIKO - OR CENTER FOR DAILY HULA PRACTICE, TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN CEREMONIES AND AS A GATHERING PLACE FOR ALL. ON SATURDAY FROM 10 TO ONE, THERE WILL BE CANOE LASHING DEMONSTRATIONS, CORD MAKING AND TALK STORY TIME WITH EXPERIENCED POLYNESIAN VOYAGERS. IT ALL CULMINATES WITH A LU'AU SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION STARTING AT 6 P.M. LU'AU TICKETS ARE JUST 40 DOLLARS. THERE WILL BE PRIZES, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT GALORE. GO TO MAUI TV NEWS-DOT-COM FOR ALL THE DELATILS. JUST CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

ALSO ON SATURDAY - IN WEST MAUI - IT'S THE ELABORATE AND EXTRAVAGENT 15TH ANNUAL MAUI WEDDING EXPO AT THE HYATT REGENCY KA'ANAPALI BALLROOM. IF YOU'VE GOT WEDDING BELLS IN YOUR NEAR FUTURE, OR YOU'RE JUST THINKING ABOOUT IT - HERE YOU'LL FIND ALL THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT GOWNS, MUSIC, LOCATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, CAKE, RECEPTIONS, ALL THAT STUFF. IT'S FREE AND IT RUNS ALL DAY. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

AND THIS ONE ISN'T REALLY AS MUCH A COMING ATTARCATION AS IT IS AN INEVITABLE COMING EVENT FOR MANY OF US. LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS. THE MAUI COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING WILL HOLD A SIX-WEEK WORKSHOP CALLED "LIVING WELL WITH ARTHRITIS." IT'S DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM THE AFFLICTION AS WELL AS CAREGIVERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. SPACE IS LIMITED AND YOU HAVE TO REGUISTER TO ATTEND. FOR DETAILS, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

AND HERE'S A BLAST FROM THE RELATIVE PAST. MOS DEF, THE HIP HOP LEGEND, WILL PERFORM HIS FIRST-EVER LIVE CONCERT ON MAUI NEXT SATURDAY, AUGUST SEVENTH. CAPTURE THE MEMORIES OF THE 80S AND 90S, HIP-HOP STYLE AT THE MAUI THEATER - THE HOME OF ULALENA. FOR TICKET INFORMATION, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS.

THERE'S A FIRST-OF-IT'S KIND EVENT COMING NEXT WEEK TO THE BRTAND NEW KIHEI BAPTIST CHAPEL. IT'S THE SUMMER MASTERWORKS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MUSICAL VOICES MAUI. A CHOIR OF 62 VOICES WILL BE JOINED BY A 25-PIECE ORCHESTRA PERFORMING MOZART'S "REQUIEM." TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS FOR THE 7 P.M. PERFORMANCE - AND ARE AVAILABLE AT A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS. TO FIND, THENM, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.

LOOKING AHEAD THERE ARE A COUPLE OF BIGGIES WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT. THE 10TH ANNUAL "GROWING DREAMS" FLORAL DESIGN SHOW IS A BREATH-TAKING EXPLOSION OF CREATIVITY, COLOR AND NATURAL SPLENDOR - ALL BENEFITTING MAUI YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES. THIS YEAR THE EVENT IS SET FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT IN WAILEAS. BETWEEN 9-30 A.M. AND 1-30 P.M. YOU'LL WITNESS DECORATIVE DISPLAYS THAT SEEM UNIMAGINABLE. TICKETS FOR THE EVENT ARE 125 DOLLARS - OR 150 DOLLARS FOR V-I-P MSEATING. WE'VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE AT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM.

AND JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER THAT - ON AUGUST 15TH, THE MACC WILL BE SWAYING AND BOPPIN TO THE MEGA-SOUNDS OF THE TEPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS IN ONE INCREDIBLE SHOW. MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS SOON.

WE HAVE THE DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS AND EVEN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. JUST CLICK THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE'LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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J: AS WE WRAP UP THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE LEAVE YOU WITH MORE OF THE PRECIOUS LITTLE - AND NOT SO LITTLE - DANCERS AT LAST WEEKEDNS 12TH ANNUAL KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL AT LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU CAN WATCH MAUI TV NEWS ANYTIME ONLINE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND STATEWIDE ON NEWS ON DEMAND ON OCEANIC DIGITAL CHANNEL 953. AND EVERY FRIDAY MORNING WE BRING MAUI TV NEWS TO THE STATE WITH OUR REPORTS ON KHON-2'S WAKE UP 2-DAY BETWEEN 5 AND 8 A.M. AND MAUI TV NEWS IS ON THE RADIO EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOURS OF 3, 4, 5 AND 6 P.M.

AND WE DO ALL OF THAT ON TOP OF ONGOING UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT COM.

MAHALO HOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS AND, UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

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